Tom Thomson | the artist

The artist Tom Thomson
Born August 4 1877, Claremont, Ontario, Canada.
Died July 8 1917, Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada.
Style and technique of the artist: Group of Seven,

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Thomson’s painting of birch trees in autumn is not a typical landscape. The artist’s style is somewhat abstract, as he has simplified many elements of the forest. Notice how he has divided the forest floor into bright, fall-coloured sections, almost resembling a patchwork quilt...

The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery has the third largest collection of Thomson's drawings and paintings

The Birch Grove, Autumn

His brief but brilliant career was profoundly influenced by the landscape. In Algonquin Park he would often disappear for days, having discovered the perfect site for a sketch already formulated in his mind...